Santa Rita120 Pinot Noir 2020Product code: 16926
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Santa Rita 120 Pinot Noir is an exquisite Chilean red wine with a rich ruby color. Its nose boasts of spicy aromas with hints of raspberry and cherry, complemented by a subtle smoky character. On the palate, the wine is silky smooth and well-rounded, with a delicate balance of sweet and tart flavors. The ripe red fruit flavors are accompanied by subtle notes of vanilla and toast, derived from oak barrels used for aging. The finish is long and persistent, leaving a pleasant, slightly spicy aftertaste. This wine pairs perfectly with roasted or grilled meats, pastas with tomato sauce, and even spicy Asian dishes.
A shiny violet-red color Pinot Noir of moderate intensity; to the nose a balanced combination of raspberries, wild berries, black cherry and spices; a juicy, well-rounded refreshing acidity and a long and fresh finish.
About the Winery
The Maipo Valley in Chile is one of the popular wine regions in the world today. However, in 1880, when Don Domingo Fernandez Concha established the Santa Rita estate, not many people had known about the potential of this region. Concha not only set up his estate here, but he also introduced French grape varietals and French winemaking techniques in his winery. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to state that Concha was one of the pioneers of the winemaking industry in Chile.
During the year 1980, the ownership of Santa Rita came under the Claro Group. To date, Santa Rita is known for using modern and advanced tools for making authentic Chilean wines. Currently, Santa Rita grows fruits in some of the important wine regions of Chile such as Aconcagua, Limari Valley, Apalta, Rapel Valley and Casablanca Valley. On all these vineyards, major parcels are dedicated to growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere. However, you will also see small lots of Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Chardonnay in these vineyards.
Almost 39% of Santa Rita’s wines are produced in Central Valley, while 29% of the wines comes from the Maipo Valley and 18% from the Rapel Valley. The diverse soil qualities found in these vineyards help this wine estate to create some of the top-quality and intense wines of Chile.
The Casa Real is the flagship wine of Santa Rita. It is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon cultivated in the Alto Jahuel region in the Maipo Valley. The fruits grown here are well-balanced, and are very flavourful. Stainless steel and concrete tanks, regulated with temperatures of 24 to 26 degrees Celsius, are used for fermenting these red grapes. These wines are aged for 20 months, and for this purpose, 75% new French oak barrels and 25% old barrels are used. It has a cellaring potential of more than 20 years.